NewYork-Presbyterian Announces Pediatric Urgent Care

This week, Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital of New York launched Pediatric Urgent Care, the latest online service offering from NYP OnDemand — a comprehensive suite of digital health services designed to improve and expand patient care.

“NewYork-Presbyterian is always looking for new ways to make our world-class care more easily accessible to families,” said Dr. Rahul Sharma, emergency physician-in-chief, NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. “With the launch of Pediatric Urgent Care, families can now see a trained and experienced pediatric emergency physician from the comfort of their home.”

So how does it work?

Available seven days a week from 6:00 p.m. to midnight on both NYP.org and the NewYork-Presbyterian mobile application, parents and caregivers can now see and speak directly with a board-certified pediatric emergency physician via a high definition video-conference connection. The doctor assesses the child and will provide advice, treatment and medication or may determine that the patient requires an emergent or in-person evaluation.

“Nothing is more difficult than when your child is sick or injured,” said Dr. Shari Platt, chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine. “Our goal is to deliver immediate guidance and advice to a concerned parent, and to provide children with the best possible medical care. This new Pediatric Urgent Care telehealth service is a convenient and fast way to diagnose and provide a treatment plan for common conditions such as fever, cough, vomiting, pink eye and skin rashes.”

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